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September 7, 2018
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Honolulu, Hawaii


Full Time - Faculty
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Head of School – Sacred Hearts Academy Honolulu, Hawai’i

Introduction Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, HI is the only all-girls Catholic school in Hawaii, and Information technology serves as the educational center of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts. The Academy welcomed its first class of students on September 12, 1909. Over the last century, Sacred Hearts has built a rich tradition of preparing young women for success in college, professional careers, and leadership abilities in their communities.
Today, Sacred Hearts Academy offers an independent college preparatory education to students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.
The school challenges students to achieve their full potential and prepares them for post-secondary education. Its programs value and reinforce the spiritual, moral, physical and intellectual development and learning of each student. A distinctive component of the Academy is its Service Learning Program. As a National School of Character, Sacred Hearts integrates character education into each area of the curriculum as well as extracurricular programs.
School enrollment is approximately 900 students, and the Academy has a staff of 120 members, including administrators, teachers and support staff.
As a result of the planned retirement of our current head of school, the Academy’s Board of Directors is initiating a search for the next head.The starting date for this position is July 1, 2019.

Position Overview
In her 27 years of leadership abilities, our current Head of School has built a legacy that positions Sacred Hearts Academy with local and national prominence in STEM education, the Arts, athletics, and development of women as professional, social and spiritual leaders. The campus now integrates historic and modern educational facilities. The Academy is known for the socio-economic and religious diversity of its student body, and for the personal warmth and hospitality of its faculty, staff, parents, and alumnae.
We are seeking for the next head of school to build on this legacy and the Academy’s celebrated history to put Sacred Hearts Academy at the forefront of values-located, 21st century education. Under the leadership abilities of the next Head of School, the Academy will be a school of choice for parents of daughters across Oahu, and alumnae will be candidates of choice for employers across the State and beyond. The Academy is fortunate to have the support of many foundations and community partnerships. The next Head of School will continue to nurture and build these relationships.
The Head of School is the Academy’s Chief Executive agent and holds overall responsibility for the school, focusing directly on the mission and development of Sacred Hearts Academy.
The Head of School, under the direction of the Board, is responsible for the strategic vision, planning, leadership abilities and results of the Academy, and works closely with staff and faculty and in partnership with parents and the community. Specific areas of responsibility include: business operations, public outreach, donor relations, academic quality and character, and faith community. The head is also responsible for communication and relations with the Members of the Corporation of Sacred Hearts Academy and the Board of Directors.
The next Head of School should have the soul of a teacher and demonstrated thought leadership abilities in Pre-K -12 education.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:
   » Proven executive leadership abilities, including the presence, energy and vision needed to effect positive results and to move the Academy into the future.
   » Demonstrated capability to attract financial and other support for the Academy and to enhance the school’s established reputation.
   » Master’s degree required; doctoral degree preferred.
   » Practicing Catholic.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position to Marie Kumabe by September 30, 2018 for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the ideal candidate has been hired. All inquiries will be kept confidential. The complete job description is available at:

3465 Waialae Avenue, Suite 230
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808.629.7655
Marie Kumabe, Principal

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About Kumabe HR
Sacred Hearts Academy was founded in 1909 by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts. Today, Information technology is the largest all-girls private school in Hawaii for students in grades pre-kindergarten to 12.Curriculum is college preparatory, focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, and the school is proud of its 100% college acceptance record. The school, with enrollment of over 900 students, emphasizes a values located character development program and is noted for its performing and visual arts programs. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Catholic Education Association, and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

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